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People ordinarily residing in Germany, whether or not nationals of the country.

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Denied boarding on RyanAir intra-Schengen despite valid German Residency travel documents

I am a non-EU passport holder with a German Aufenthaltstitel (aufenthaltserlaubnis) residency card, which expired, and thus I was issued a (stamped, official, but not laminated / plastic) ...
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Are my ties to Germany strong enough to get a B2 visa?

I'm a 22-year-old female natural science international student in Germany who'll graduate from a German university this coming May, and will start grad school this coming autumn. I've been living in ...
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Valid D-Visa no residency permit appointment (Germany)

I have a valid D-visa for another couple of months. I have been living in Germany for less than 90 days, but that will soon go over the 90 day limit. I have been unable to find an appointment for a ...
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Do six-month or three-month passport rules apply to aufenhaltstitel holders?

I am a non-EU citizen living in Germany on a residence permit (aufenhaltstitel). My passport expires in February 2024, which is also when my residence permit expires. I need to make a business trip ...
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Wrongly got exit stamp from Schengen zone

I am an Indian passport holder with a German residence permit. I was traveling to Barcelona, and in the airport one of the security misguided me and I went past immigration and got stamped. Then I ...
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What is the country of residence under the rules of the InterRail?

The InterRail site states that InterRail pass is not valid in my country of residence. How do they determine my country of residency? I'm working in Germany, so from Germany's view I'm a German ...
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Finland: Medical Issues/Possible Accidental Overstay (American citizen, German residency permit)

everyone! Please bear with me, I am absolutely panicking and have worried I have absolutely miscalculated the time I have been in Finland. I am trying to do the right thing and honestly am at a loss. ...
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Can I stay in Romania for more than 90 days in a 180-day period by combining a short-term C visa and a German residence permit?

I am a non-EU citizen, a German resident with a long-term EC residence permit (Daueraufenthalt-EU). With my German residence permit, I can stay in Romania for 90 days in any 180-day period, as Romania ...
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What are the steps that one should follow if one loses their German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) while travelling outside of Europe?

Imagine the following scenario: A person is not an EU/EEA/CH citizen and is the holder of a passport that normally requires a visa to enter the Schengen area. That person's normal place of residence ...
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Requirements for entering French Guyana for holder of German residence permit

French Guyana is not part of the Schengen Area. So does a third country national living with a German residency permit in Germany need to apply for a visa to go there? Where to apply for such document?...
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Travel to Russia under current conditions: Do I need a visa if I reside in country X as citizen of Y (but would not require one as citizen of Z)?

Russia has recently lifted travel bans for nationals and residents of some countries (see, e.g., here). I happen to reside in one of these countries (Germany) and as an EU citizen (Italy) ...
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Entry in Timatic when travelling with a German Blue Pass (convention travel document)

If a passenger has a German blue travel document under Convention of 28 July 1951 and the nationality stated on the document is Somalia, do I have to fill in Somalia or Germany in the nationality ...
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Passport validity requirements for Schengen resident to travel to Spain

Is a resident of a Schengen country (but non-EU citizen) required to have a passport that is valid for 3 extra months when entering Spain? I only managed to find the website of the Spanish foreign ...
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Transit through a Schengen airport with soon-to-expire passport

I would like to travel from Moscow to New York via Helsinki. My Russian passport expires less than 3 months after the planned departure from the US. To enter the US, my passport only needs to be valid ...
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I am an Indian National holding a German residence permit. Do I need a UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

We are currently residing in Germany and are traveling to India on 10th October and our itinerary has a transit in London. We are not sure if we need a transit visa. I have a couple of questions in ...
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Work related travel with EU blue card (Germany)

I am writing on behalf of my friend. She is an Indian with a valid German Blue Card. Her future role in her current company has to do with meeting clients and her employer wants to know if she is ...
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E-Visa needed for Turkey if have a valid Residence Permit from Germany?

I will be traveling back from India to Germany in November. I am taking Turkish Airlines and will have a layover in Istanbul for 30 Hours. I am an Indian Passport holder but have a valid Residence ...
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Travelling to Delhi from Berlin with transit in London Heathrow [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen traveling to Delhi via the UK. I have a Permanent Residence in Germany along with US and Canadian visas. Do I need a transit visa as the ticket is issued by British Airways and ...
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Travelling with Fiktionsbescheinigung [duplicate]

I have a student visa under renewal and the German Kreisverwaltungsreferat has given a Fiktionsbescheinigung (temporary residence permit). Is it allowed to travel to other European countries with the ...
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Turkish visa invitation letter

I am thinking of applying for a tourist visa for Turkey. I am a citizen of a country that do not qualify for the Turkish e-visa and I live in Germany (with a blue card residence permit). After filling ...
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German visa refusal on lack of proof of ties to home country. Should we appeal for review?

I am currently living in Germany on Blue Card and receiving a handsome salary. My wife is living in Pakistan. We are a newly married couple. She has registered herself in German Consulate for the ...
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Travel to South Korea with a German residence permit (but less than 6 months)

I am a foreigner from Indonesia and living in Germany. I want to travel to South Korea in April 2019 (only for 7 days) and would like therefore to apply a tourist visa. I have checked all the ...
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Tourist Visa to Dependent Visa Germany [closed]

I am in Germany on a long term work permit. I would like to apply for a dependent visa of my wife and kids but not getting the appointment for the dependent visa in the next couple of months. So, Can ...
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Aus and NZ tourist visa for Indian Passport holder residing in Germany

I'm a EU blue card holder for more than a year living in Germany. I'm getting married in end of March 2020 in Chennai, India and we want to go on a honeymoon to both countries Aus and NZ in first ...
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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in Muscat?

In Muscat, can we drive with a German driving license, which is in German, or should we translate it to an International Driving Permit, to drive in Muscat?
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Ukrainian with permant German residency, do I need a visa for the UK?

I am a Ukrainian with permanent German residency. Do I need a visa for the UK?
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UK visitor visa from Germany - translation of Aufenhaltstitel (residence permit)

I am a non-EU citizen and I am going to apply for a British visa from Germany, where I live now. The official guidelines are clear about supporting documents: they should be either in English or ...
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Is my friend from Egypt with a Schengen visa allowed to visit the UK?

I've been living in the UK for 11 years. I want to know if it is possible that one of my friends who is from Egypt but is working in Europe for the past nine years and has a Schengen visa is allowed ...
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For how long my blue card is valid once I resign from my current job? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian National staying in Germany on a Blue card. Now I'm about to resign from my current job and move to the US for a new one. My question is, for how long will my blue card be valid? Can I ...
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Can I take a flight within Germany on my Blue card if I do not have a passport

I have to travel to Frankfurt from Berlin next week on an urgent basis and my passport would not be with me during that time as it would be there with the UK embassy. So my question is, am I allowed ...
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Tax Refund for limited (non-permanent) German residence permit

I have a non-EU nationality and have a limited (non-permanent) German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) that is valid until the end of February 2020. However, I will de-register myself from Germany (...
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can I travel to France when I have a German aufenthaltstitel that is valid for three years

I'm an Indian citizen. I married a German citizen and now I have a aufenthaltstitel(A plastic card) with the right to work. Am I allowed to travel into France by Train? Or do I need a visa. I have an ...
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Can I enter Switzerland with a German temporary residence permit?

I have a temporary residence permit (fiktionsbescheinigung), valid for the next six months, which I got in Germany under § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act. Can I travel to Switzerland with this ...
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Which non-Schengen Countries can I visit with EU Blue Card?

I have an Indian passport and am currently living and working in Germany holding an EU Blue card (Aufenthaltstitel). Which non-schengen countries can I visit without applying for a Visa explicitly? I ...
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Does a non-EEA spouse, travelling to the UK without their EEA national spouse, require a visa?

Are my German residence card and South African passport sufficient for entry into the UK for a few days to visit a friend? Should I, in addition to this, still apply for an EEA Family Permit or some ...
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Australian with German Residence Permit... Schengen?

I have contacted Your Advice Europe, the Australian Embassy, and the Spanish Embassy, and responses are extremely mixed. I also posted this on Toy Town Germany, who advised I post here. Any input ...
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How shall I apply for a UK Visa as Iranians with German residency?

I am living in Germany with my family (my wife and daughter) as we have residence permission. We are Iranian, and would like to visit the UK for the next school holidays in Germany. How can we can ...
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Leaving (and reentering) Schengen area with document of other country as a EU national?

I am a EU national of country A, currently residing in Germany, and also a citizen of non-Schengen country B. Nationals of country B are issued a 90 day tourist visa upon entry to the Schengen area (...
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Caribbean cruise with Indian Passport and German permanent residence permit with first port of entry : Dom. Rep

Is the electronic residence permit card (written completely in German and without any specific mention of Schengen visa) considered as a valid visa?
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How can I receive a visa for a short trip to Ireland, as a resident of Germany?

I have been living in Germany for almost 3 years now and would like to visit Dublin in October. I am a student and have the resident permit for Germany. I have read a post that since my intention of ...
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What exactly does the UK Consulate mean by "change of application circumstance"?

I was recently refused a UK visa from Germany. I am a student in Germany and planned to visit the UK for tourism. Here is the refusal: As I intend to reapply, with evidence showing that my studies ...
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Travelling to US with a German residence permit but from another EU country: Will be a problem on both sides?

I am an Indonesian, currently living in Germany and holding a German residence permit. I have already received a US visa. My questions are Can I fly from another EU country to the US? I heard some ...
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US Visa was rejected for the first time andI want to apply again

From my title, you probably think that my problem is similar or a duplicate of some cases. But I don't think so. So, please share your thoughts :) I am an Indonesian and living in Germany for 4 ...
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Travelling UK without wife [closed]

I am living in Germany. I have applied 6 month EEA UK permit. I got that one. I have been to the UK with my wife according to condition that she must be travelling with me or accompany with me. But ...
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Visitor visa to the UK

I am on a Sri Lankan passport with a resident permit in Germany. I have been applying for visitor visas to the UK in the past. Is it true that if your family members who are EEA citizens are ...
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Can an Afghan citizen who is a German resident get an eVisa for Turkey?

I am in Afghan national, holding German residence permit, live in Heidelberg of Germany. Can I myself, who does not have a German citizenship but still German long-term permit, get a eVisa of Turkey ...
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Can an Indian citizen studying in Germany travel to India through Paris airport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with valid German student long term resident visa. Can I travel to India and come back through Paris airport? Is there a chance of being denied to board? Prices are cheaper from ...
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Do German resident who is Nigerian still have to obtain a visa to travel to the UK?

I am a Nigerian citizen having residence permit and living in Germany. Do I still need a visa to travel to the united kingdom for the purpose of visiting
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With an aufenthaltskarte, can I visit the UK with my EU citizen wife?

My wife and I want to visit the UK. She has a Greek passport and I have an aufenthaltskarte (residency permit card for family members of nationals of EU). Are we are free to travel or do we need ...
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US B2 visa was denied

I am a 20 year old student. I was born and have lived in Croatia for 16 years, then I moved to Germany with my mother and started studying here. I have a legitimate record of attending school and ...